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The General Medical Council and the future of revalidation: Regulation, regulation, regulation

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 16 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1447
  1. Michael O'Donnell, former general practitioner turned journeyman writer (
  1. Loxhill GU8 4BD

    EDITOR—Although impressed by the intellectual rigour Dame Janet Smith brought to her inquiry,1 I am left with some questions after reading the article by Esmail.2 Did she consider recommending the system her own profession uses to revalidate solicitors, barristers, and judges. And, if she did, why did she reject it?

    I hope she would agree that both professions merit a …

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